The Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena is a federal and state government-funded
research institute and member of the Leibniz Association (Leibniz-Gemeinschaft). FLI’ s internationally visible and highly competitive research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of
aging and associated age-related diseases. Scientists from over 40 countries are currently investigating the
molecular mechanisms of aging and the occurrence of age-related diseases. Our aim is to create the basis for new
approaches in medicine as a way to improve the health of the elderly (www.leibniz-fli.de).
The research group “Nerve Regeneration” led by Prof. Dr. Helen Morrison at the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute is looking for a Scientist:
Tumor Biology / Preclinical Science
Research focus of the Lab:
The Morrison lab is interested in the processes of peripheral nerve regeneration, aging, and pathology. We focus on age-dependent impairments underlying nervous system maintenance and regeneration, as well as on disease mechanisms for disorders of myelinating cells and nervous system tumors. Particularly, we are focusing on mechanisms of and potential interventions for NF2- and Lztr1-related schwannomatosis.
Our aim is to perform translational work in each of these areas, bridging basic to preclinical science and facilitating the development of new therapeutic avenues. Supporting our efforts, we are well connected to patient representatives and external partners such as the Childrens Tumor Foundation, the Merlin Foundation, the BIH Quest Center for Responsible Research and Responsible PrecliniX unit as well as clinicians and industry partners.
Please apply online through the FLI application portal by 10.12.2023.